Opening file from directory


I want to open a file (.apk) from given directory/location.
like : /storage/emulated/0/Download/example.apk

Is there any extension or component for this?

by opening you mean install it if it isn’t already installed?

check Activity Starter

see some activity starter examples here App Inventor Code Snippets | Pura Vida Apps 3 or try the package manager extension App Inventor Extensions: Package Manager | Pura Vida Apps 2


check this thread

Yes but;

White toast message with:
Error 601: No corresponding activity was found
also I tried Taifun’s method but don’t working.

I am using Android 8.0

also I added “.google” (…) but it gives:
Permission Denial: starting Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN dat=/storage/emulated/0/Download/example.apk } from ProcessRecord{5cda830 10061:io.makeroid.companion/u0a112} (pid=10061, uid=10112) not exported from uid 10018

1 Like This may and may not work for you, the first time it will like gray out the APKs then we fixed it but, I dont remember how.

Yes, it opens “File Chooser” but I can’t select any files, but thank you for taking the time to help.

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hey i too see the same but i can select apk files,other files such as png are blurred try to select apk files